Karis Meyer, LMFT

Mrs. Meyer has a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy (MFT) through Northcentral University in San Diego, CA and is a member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and the Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT). She has experience working with individuals as well as couples and families.

Believing that all humans have a basic need for secure relationships and that all are worthy of receiving help in order to meet that need, Mrs. Meyer works through the lens of family systems while incorporating other modalities, including cognitive-behavioral techniques. Whether meeting with an individual, couple or family, she helps clients gain insight in order to make changes resulting in less anxiety and mutually satisfying relationships. Mrs. Meyer encourages clients to explore and integrate their values and spiritual beliefs (if desired) into their work together as they seek hope, relief or relational peace and restoration.


Alison Lanter, LCSW

Mrs. Lanter has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and has practiced as a Certified School Social Worker for three years in the state of Illinois. Most of her social work career has been spent helping children, youth, and families in health care settings and in schools.

Mrs. Lanter uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy techniques to help clients, and whenever possible, uses evidence-based practice guidelines to inform her work. She frequently uses play and art therapy with children and youth clients. Mrs. Lanter’s areas of expertise include grief and divorce, challenging behavior issues in children, and helping parents develop more satisfying interactions with their kids. One of Mrs. Lanter’s core beliefs is faith in God and that spiritual practice can offer comfort, hope, and strength during difficult times, and she is open to talking about faith issues with clients.


Linda Peters, LCPC

Mrs. Peters has a Master of Science (MS) degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA), and the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).

Mrs. Peters' theoretical approach is based on a psychodynamic way of understanding, a rogerian/person-centered way of being, and a cognitive-behavioral way of intervening. As a Pastoral Counselor, she provides clinical psychological counseling with recognition and integration of the spiritual. She specializes in helping people create new ways of thinking about themselves, others, and the world that can alleviate anxiety, panic, and depression by combining various Cognitive Behavioral theories, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques, with Psycho-Education to help clients move towards a process oriented, grace-filled way of life.


Vaughn Robart, MDiv., LCSW

Mr. Robart received his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Kentucky and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

He has served as a youth pastor and chaplain as well as high school teacher and college adjunct professor. He has lived in three other countries which helps him relate to cross-cultural issues.

He currently works with senior citizens and the disabled during the day and counsels for JH in the evenings. He specializes in youth, marriage and family counseling including anger management strategies and conflict resolution skills.


Greg Pennington, Ph.D., LCSW

Greg Pennington has been counseling since 1997. He practices cognitive behavioral therapy and has many years of experience in individual and marital therapy; He also has extensive experience working with persons with serious and terminal illness; Greg has graduate training in theology and has been in pastoral ministry since 1989. He welcomes in person or tele-health sessions.


Susan Hughey-Rasler, Ph.D., LMFT

Dr. Hughey-Rasler is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She has served as a behavioral health clinician since completing her doctoral degree in 1982.

In addition to treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders in individuals, couples, and families, she has expertise in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, OCD, and mental health disorders related to chronic physiological conditions.

Dr. Hughey-Rasler served as Chair of the Psychology Department at Greenville University for many years and currently teaches online as an emeritus professor in psychology.